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5 Things – July 23, 2019

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1. The Recess Bell is Ringing
Need a break? Join us at the first annual
Bellevue Recess
on August 21 from 4:30 – 7:30 in the parking lot of
520 Bar & Grill
for live music, a vendor showcase, a beer and wine garden, and your favorite summer lawn games; not to mention the best networking and connection-building that Bellevue has to offer. Admission includes two drinks, BBQ, networking and a perfect excuse to ditch the office early.
Use code 5Things in the next 48 hours for 50% off registration
Second Special Endorsements Edition
The Eastside Business Alliance, sponsored by the Bellevue Chamber, has announced the following early endorsements of pro jobs candidates in the 2019 Election in the following 4 races.
2. Bellevue Position 1 – John Stokes: Endorsed, Primary and General
Councilmember John Stokes includes all voices and perspectives in policy debates at the city of Bellevue.  He has worked on the city’s efforts to address incentive-based affordable housing and homelessness, and views maintaining a business-friendly environment in Bellevue as one of the city’s many goals.
3. Bellevue Position 3 – Stephanie Walter: Endorsed Highly Qualified, Primary and General
An effective community organizer, Stephanie helped establish a balanced approach to protecting singlefamily neighborhoods while increasing affordable housing and density in Downtown. While serving as chair of the Bellevue Planning Commission, Stephanie helped guide responsible and accountable growth to accommodate expanding businesses, commercial construction and jobs. 
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Bellevue Position 5 – Janice Zahn: Endorsed,
Primary and General
In her first term, Councilmember Zahn proved to be a pragmatic decision-maker who believes a vibrant and thriving business community is essential to Bellevue’s success. As Bellevue grows, she is uniquely suited to ensure our community receives the greatest benefit for every public dollar spent on capital projects ranging from roads and bridges to schools and incentive-based affordable housing.
5.  Bellevue Position 7 – Jennifer Robertson: Endorsed Highly Qualified, Primary and General
While multiple candidates have filed for Bellevue City Council Position 7, we offer an early and enthusiastic endorsement for incumbent Jennifer Robertson. First elected in 2009, she was reelected in 2015 with over 80% of the vote because she is a champion for neighborhoods and the business community alike…
About the Eastside Business Alliance
The Eastside Business Alliance, sponsored by the Bellevue Chamber, is led by a diverse group of trustees representing industries and firms of all sizes throughout the Eastside. Candidates in open races complete a written questionnaire and participate in an extended interview with the Board as part of the endorsement process. Additional pre-primary endorsements will be released in the following week.
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